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Old 04-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #62566
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Thanks carcajou, and doug s,
Beaverton Suzy in Beaverton, OR. will sell me one for $5699.99 plus T & Lic. Right now in Spokane, WA. I'm looking at $6075.00 plus T & Lic. or just under $6600.00 out the door. Just have to wait here in Spokane for 2 weeks for the new order of bikes to come in............ I do like to help keep the local guys doors open, plus I hope the service dept. will get my bike done first when they need to work on three bikes and my bike id the local one!!! VM.
I have never like buying used, I bought new in 2011 I got 1.9% @ 5 years and a $1,000. rebate I put $1,500. down payment is $75.a month. you will see add on fees so ask up front and when you do the final paperwork the guy will try to sale you the 3 to 5 year warranty. good luck and welcome. I have more fun doing the upgrades then riding .
If no one ever bought new we would never have used! and the dealers would close the doors.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:34 PM   #62567
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That's the 130/80-17 on the back and the 90/90-21 on the front. I was about to buy a set of 705's and ran across these. Bought them from an inmate for $180 delivered to my door. They are brand new, with the stickers on them when they arrived. They are about $250 for the set from Bike Bandit, so it seemed like a pretty good deal.

Post up the 705's when you get them on and let us know how they are working out. They look like a great deal...
I have just about got my bike done with upgrades I am waiting for my Acerbis 5.3 tank from PC and then it is on!
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #62568
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This is the post I am waiting for this week!

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So, i just finished all the mods I wanted to do on my 2000 DR that I picked up in January. last one was exhaust, intake, and jet kit. Got a GSXR pipe, short non-titanium version, along with Jesse's mid-pipe and stock header. Have K&N filter, with top of air box removed. Got dynojet kit from jesse, and installed 160 jet. Fuel screw was about 2 turns out, which i changed to 2.25 before leaving work today as it was running a slight bit rough. 2.25 was better.

My setup before all this was stock carb with aftermarket fuel screw (not sure how many turns out it was), stock airbox and filter, stock header, unknown aftermarket slip on with integral mid-pipe.

I ran out of fuel on primary after 70 miles (with screw 2 turns out for 65 of those miles). Really surprised me as before i was getting 95-105 on primary. Switched to reserve and found nearest gas station. Filled up and it was 72 miles on 2.5 gallons, filled up to the bottom of the filler neck. Putting mileage around 29 mpg. I was getting around 40 mph before. This is pretty much all slab right now, varrying from 35 to 60 mph, commuting to work.

So i figured i would lose a bit of mileage, but not a 30% drop. Is this normal, or if not, any ideas how to improve this? I see people talking about mid to high 40s on here, so figuring something ain't right.

Thanks much.
I sent him my carb off my 2011 It has a PC jet kit and my throttle and choke cables and breather hose and filter and a fuel inline filter and clear fuel hose.
when I took it off my bike three weeks a go it was gettin around 50mpg and my new TM40 it getting 54 mpg.
can not wait to hear from him, he will get it monday!
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:13 PM   #62569
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I have never like buying used, I bought new in 2011 I got 1.9% @ 5 years and a $1,000. rebate I put $1,500. down payment is $75.a month. you will see add on fees so ask up front and when you do the final paperwork the guy will try to sale you the 3 to 5 year warranty. good luck and welcome. I have more fun doing the upgrades then riding .
If no one ever bought new we would never have used! and the dealers would close the doors.
different strokes for different folks. thank dog there are folks who like to buy new - i have never bought a new car or bike in all my years of buying cars & bikes, and it's been quite a few years. bless all ya new-wehicle-buying folks!

if i hadn't purchased used, no way i coulda done all this for ~$4k (yust buying a new bike woulda put me $2k over what i have into my bike now):

-sm wheels/tires, (on the bike when purchased)
-used rm usd forks w/new race-tech springs,
-used rear shock rebuilt w/race-tech walves and eibach spring,
-new hid lighting in baja-designs housing,
-sst front brake line, (on the bike when purchased)
-pro-taper bars, (on the usd forks when purchased)
-vapor trail-tech speedo, (on the bike when purchased)
-used corbin seat,
-used rear rack,
-new led turn-signals,
-dr250 tail-light, (on the bike when purchased)
-used slipstreamer windshield,
-used fcr39 carb w/merge racing spring,
-520 chain/sprocket conwersion
-new k&n filter/sock, no airbox
-new fmf powerbomb hi-flow header,
-new keintech hi-flow midpipe,
-n.o.s. tsukigi titanium gsxr muffler,
-acerbis 4g tank, (on the bike when purchased)
-new yamaha r6 low fender




ymmv,

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Old 04-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #62570
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I just pulled the tape out and my calfs are 20 inches and when I got my boots I ask for large calf boots, most of the companys have wide sizes and larger calfs sizes dont forget the socks and pants inside the boots.
Yep ... pants, socks ... and most important: Knee pads. Your knee pads should extend down INTO the top of the boot. This will prevent a broken Tibia. Most good boots are made in Italy .... and they must use tiny Pencil Necks for models. Even my skinny calfs have trouble ... but my Sidi Crossfires are pretty adjustable. (should be for $600)
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:49 PM   #62571
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Hello,
After reading threads on ADV. Rider for over a month now, I'm convinced that there will be a new or used Dr650se sitting in my driveway this spring. Is there any year or years that seem better than others to buy? I see the base gasket had some issue for a few years, any thing else? looking at the DR Thread, the bikes look unchanged for many years. I like that, why change things when something works? My friends want me to buy a KLR, but I like the simplicity of my old XT 500 Yammy and looks to me that the Dr650se is the one to buy for my riding.

If I buy a new 2012 model, What kind of deals are you guys getting? The MSRP is $5999.00 it looks to me. I live by Spokane, WA. is it worth the drive to say Seattle or Portland? I would pay the extra for the 5 year extended warranty. Do admit to, Not finding any used bikes here, unless I go for a KLR. Thanks for any info. VM.
Google the DR650 wiki, if you want to read about potential issues and their fixes.

I went for the DR over the KLR, XRL, 650GS, 690E, DR-Z S, or TE630 for a multitude of reasons.

It's relatively low and can easily be made much lower, it's not as heavy as something like the KLR or GS, it doesn't overheat, it doesn't use valve shims, it has enough gearspread for crawling in dirt as well as cruising 80MPH or for bursts up to 100MPH, it's smooth at any speed, it's low-maintenance, it's simple, it's economical, it's easy to work/weld on, it has a good aftermarket/used selection of parts/accessories, it can get out of it's own way, it's smooth on the slab, it's versatile, it responds well to mods, it has enough room for a petite passenger, it'll haul a crapload of gear, it'll take a pounding, it can be made to fit MANY sizes/shapes of people, and it's FUN (especially with some decent mods).


This bike still puts a grin on my face, whether I'm...

...commuting in rain and the bike is still easy to control if it slips on leaves or paint, downshifting and then leaning into the exit ramp curves after a 1200 mile day coming from TX, realizing I'm on the only DR650 I've even seen at Daytona Bike Week...2-up, waving/nodding at the touring-bike riders as we pass each other on the slab...with them doing a double-take when they realize WE are on basically a big fat dirtbike , getting a similar reaction when passing a huge pickup with a dirtbike in the back and they realize they could have RIDDEN to and from the dirt, giving it the gas in 2nd and feeling the front end loft over that branch in the trail, giving it the gas in 3rd and watching my nephew fall behind on the quad while ripping across my mom's rain-soaked hilly front pasture, checking my bank statement and realizing I only had to buy $60 in gas to commute last month, or swinging a U-turn through a nasty median like it's paved to check on the rider pulled over on the other side of the highway. This bike is a hoot.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #62572
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I tend to buy new also. At the time I bought my truck, used car/truck prices were through the roof. My wife wanted to save money and buy used so I let her look first. Then I showed her the incentives, rebates and what the sales guy was willing to come down to on new. I passed a lot of used trucks with high prices to buy a new one for less. Six years later she wanted a year old car (to save money). She looked at *almost* exactly what she wanted. Then she noticed exactly what she wanted had rebates, incentives and a sales guy that wanted to make an end of month deal. She saved over $2k buying a new car over almost the same used car (fewer options). She asked the sales guy how and he explained that they'd sold the first car then had to take it back on a trade that left no room to negotiate. They were "stuck" with the price or had to sell it for a loss. With incentives, dealer cash back, rebates on new cars they could sell a new car at a profit for less. Do your homework and there is no reason not to get a new car smell for less than a used car problem.

It's the same with bikes. A friend of mine bought a used DR. I bought new. He has a number of mods he was initially excited about getting for "free". Now that he's deciding more what he wants to do with the bike he keeps taking them off and spending money on what he wants, and taking care of maintenance that needs to be done at 7k - 10k miles. I couldn't find a used bike like I wanted, so I went new and got near zero financing, which was over 8.5% on a "used" bike. I had a down payment that got not only my %-rate lower but there was an incentive too. You can often buy new for so close to used I wonder sometimes why people buy used at all. Seems people that buy used don't know how to research and negotiate.

There is a store in Klamath Falls Oregon that I would highly recommend. I just can't remember the name of it. Power-something?
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #62573
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Boots - http://www.atomic-moto.com/Gaerne-SG-10-Boots_p_83.html I have feet that leave almost brick shaped prints and the SG10's were the most comfortable out of the box protective boots for me.

I bought the http://www.atomic-moto.com/Gaerne-G-...oots_p_81.html G - ADV for general DS (back roads, dirt roads, etc) and also for use on my Strom. More protection than my A-Star road boots but not so bulky in the toe like the SG10. Narrower toe box than the SG10's but are molding in well. Great for exploring with a little hiking thrown in.

Funny, Grifter - I couldn't get my foot in the Sidi ADV boot - didn't try the Crossfires. A very nice boot, too.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:21 PM   #62574
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I tend to buy new also. At the time I bought my truck, used car/truck prices were through the roof. My wife wanted to save money and buy used so I let her look first. Then I showed her the incentives, rebates and what the sales guy was willing to come down to on new. I passed a lot of used trucks with high prices to buy a new one for less. Six years later she wanted a year old car (to save money). She looked at *almost* exactly what she wanted. Then she noticed exactly what she wanted had rebates, incentives and a sales guy that wanted to make an end of month deal. She saved over $2k buying a new car over almost the same used car (fewer options). She asked the sales guy how and he explained that they'd sold the first car then had to take it back on a trade that left no room to negotiate. They were "stuck" with the price or had to sell it for a loss. With incentives, dealer cash back, rebates on new cars they could sell a new car at a profit for less. Do your homework and there is no reason not to get a new car smell for less than a used car problem.

It's the same with bikes. A friend of mine bought a used DR. I bought new. He has a number of mods he was initially excited about getting for "free". Now that he's deciding more what he wants to do with the bike he keeps taking them off and spending money on what he wants, and taking care of maintenance that needs to be done at 7k - 10k miles. I couldn't find a used bike like I wanted, so I went new and got near zero financing, which was over 8.5% on a "used" bike. I had a down payment that got not only my %-rate lower but there was an incentive too. You can often buy new for so close to used I wonder sometimes why people buy used at all. Seems people that buy used don't know how to research and negotiate.

There is a store in Klamath Falls Oregon that I would highly recommend. I just can't remember the name of it. Power-something?
For you and me this was the way to go every one has a plan or a budget, I check my pay off and it is so low I will payoff soon.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:33 PM   #62575
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This is my retirement bike I will retire in four years and plan on doing some trips so for me I wanted new. some people abuse the bike and never service it so to avoid this I bought new I plan on keeping this bike and handing off to my son when the time comes.
I had the paperwork done on a 2011 BMW g650gs and when I went in to pick it up in Scottsdale AZ the sales guy was a big prick I walk out! and you are welcome.
And my upgrade list is bigger then yours and I am not done but I have to say I will pick up a new Toyota tacoma 4x4 so if you want my 2000 toyota tundra 4x4 with 34,000 mi, very low miles with a 6.5 lift and 33inch tires and have the engine hi performance as I will not let my adult kids drive it. I also have a 2001 Buick centry with 16,400 if you want a car.I have low miles because I have a work truck and other cars.
i am sure it's working for you, and as i said before, i am sure glad there's folks like you around! if i were into trucks, i'd be all over your tundra! yust my kinda deal. different things work for me; i have caviar taste and beer-budget.

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Old 04-07-2012, 09:34 PM   #62576
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Yep, where I live DRs sell for a premium. They are popular to say the least, so used, they fetch a premium. Sure there are some out there, especially if you're willing to travel, but I'd have spent hundreds to drive to a guy selling one that I'd maybe save hundreds (my friend drove 600 hundred miles...which in my truck is $200+ in fuel). It's just been better on my checking account to buy new, although I know that's not the case for everyone.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:35 PM   #62577
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I really like mine. http://www.atv.com/products/thor-505...view-1451.html

PC- write up-

The 50/50 boot was designed and developed to provide just the right amount of coverage for situations that don't demand the extensive coverage of a standard MX boot. This is a great boot for dual-sport riding. It is the perfect blend of athletic shoe comfort and fit, and the rugged durability and coverage of an MX boot. Every detail has been refined to deliver the lightest, most comfortable, yet durable boot on the market. Weighing in at just 27 ounces the 50/50 boot is less than half the weight of standard MX boots yet tough as nails. And the comfort level is amazing.
  • Light weight injection molded outsole with aggressive lug pattern
  • Reinforced medial area with padding for comfort against the frame
  • Contoured gaitor for increased mobility and comfort
  • Adjustable positive-lock aluminum alloy buckles
  • Integrated toe cap/shift protector
Thanks those look like something that may work for me!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #62578
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I sent him my carb off my 2011 It has a PC jet kit and my throttle and choke cables and breather hose and filter and a fuel inline filter and clear fuel hose.
when I took it off my bike three weeks a go it was gettin around 50mpg and my new TM40 it getting 54 mpg.
can not wait to hear from him, he will get it monday!
Yep, i can't wait for it to arrive. Will be installing in Monday night hopefully. Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #62579
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I bought the http://www.atomic-moto.com/Gaerne-G-...oots_p_81.html G - ADV for general DS (back roads, dirt roads, etc) and also for use on my Strom. More protection than my A-Star road boots but not so bulky in the toe like the SG10. Narrower toe box than the SG10's but are molding in well. Great for exploring with a little hiking thrown in.

Funny, Grifter - I couldn't get my foot in the Sidi ADV boot - didn't try the Crossfires. A very nice boot, too.
TH: That's a nice looking boot; something between my Crossfires (too much boot for my current riding) and my Joe Rockets (not really enough boot for my current riding). The Crossfires fit me llike gloves and I like the protection they provide. I'll be trying on a pair of those Gaerne's as soon as I find them (I don't buy footwear without trying them on).
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #62580
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I tend to buy new also. At the time I bought my truck, used car/truck prices were through the roof. My wife wanted to save money and buy used so I let her look first. Then I showed her the incentives, rebates and what the sales guy was willing to come down to on new. I passed a lot of used trucks with high prices to buy a new one for less. Six years later she wanted a year old car (to save money). She looked at *almost* exactly what she wanted. Then she noticed exactly what she wanted had rebates, incentives and a sales guy that wanted to make an end of month deal. She saved over $2k buying a new car over almost the same used car (fewer options). She asked the sales guy how and he explained that they'd sold the first car then had to take it back on a trade that left no room to negotiate. They were "stuck" with the price or had to sell it for a loss. With incentives, dealer cash back, rebates on new cars they could sell a new car at a profit for less. Do your homework and there is no reason not to get a new car smell for less than a used car problem.

It's the same with bikes. A friend of mine bought a used DR. I bought new. He has a number of mods he was initially excited about getting for "free". Now that he's deciding more what he wants to do with the bike he keeps taking them off and spending money on what he wants, and taking care of maintenance that needs to be done at 7k - 10k miles. I couldn't find a used bike like I wanted, so I went new and got near zero financing, which was over 8.5% on a "used" bike. I had a down payment that got not only my %-rate lower but there was an incentive too. You can often buy new for so close to used I wonder sometimes why people buy used at all. Seems people that buy used don't know how to research and negotiate.

There is a store in Klamath Falls Oregon that I would highly recommend. I just can't remember the name of it. Power-something?
more power to you. as i said, i need guys like you, who ewentually wanna sell your stuff!

but a lot of folks - like myself - do know how to research and negotiate. we yust don't wanna take the depreciation on buying something new. we're certainly not gonna pay more for something used than new, tho. which is why i haven't bought new in almost 40 years of buying wehicles. my first bike - a used 1973 honda cb450 - i bought for $525, as it was only running on one cylinder. $30 (at the dealer) to replace points, and it was good as new. i put ~10k on it and sold it for $575 3 years later. this is typical of the deals i make on cars & bikes. tho i don't always come out ahead financially, i am not looking to do that, i yust want a nice ride at a nice price, and it usually works out well. 3.5 years ago, i bought a mint gen-1 scion xb w/58k on it for $8k from a dealer. now, w/105k on it, i could sell it for about what i paid for it. maintenance has been brake pads, tires, and oil changes. i have no intention of selling it any time soon, tho - it is a great ride. economical, handles great, roomy, more fun to drive than riding a harley! re: my dr650, it's a 2000 model, was a little rough when i got it, but it only had 8k on it, and the engine was in great shape. no way i could get this bike equipped like this, the way i want it, for $4k, w/o researching and negotiating. and i there's nothing i could buy new for $4k that i would actually want. as i already had two bikes, a 3rd was a luxury, and i busted my original budget by $1k as it is...

ymmv,

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